Films start at 8pm.
Tickets (£5) on the door.
Door and bar from 7.30pm
A number of tickets are available to pre-book online for each film.
Venue: The Studio at the Queen Mother Theatre (QMT), Walsworth Road.
We are part of the BFI Film Audience Network and members of Cinema For All
Supported by ARTS Council of North Hertfordshire.
Friday 24 May - "Mug" (15) Poland
"Metalhead meets giant Jesus in Polish comedy"
Jacek is a charming, carefee, heavy metal loving young man thinking of moving to the UK and leaving his extended family. While working on the construction of the tallest statue of Jesus in Europe (which was completed in Swiebodwin in 2010) he has a terrible and life changing accident. A very unsentimental and bittersweet story of survival and a portrayal of contemporary Poland which is both realistic and surreal, tragic and funny.
Friday 14 June - "Shoplifters" (15) Japan
5 star winner *****
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new gentle and yet obscure film is a moving drama about a poor unconventional domestic unit living in a deprived Tokyo area and turn to petty thieving to make ends meet. After one of their shoplifting sessions, father and son find Yuri, a neglected little girl in the freezing cold, and take her in. An unforeseen incident will reveal the hidden secrets and the struggles testing the family bond and leaving the audience with no easy answers to the issues that it poses.
Friday 28 June - "Funny Cow" (15) UK
"Peake blazes in affecting period drama"
Maxine Peake give an uncompromising performance as a woman trying to break into the male world of stand up comedy in the 70s, doing the circuit of working men’s clubs. These were the days before political correctness where a brutal scene was the norm on and off stage. Peake is supported by an amazing cast including Paddy Considine, John Bishop and “Vic Reeves”
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